An employee of Floyd Valley Healthcare in LeMars has spent 20 years doing what they love. But the clock could be ticking on their career due to a vaccine mandate.
“Never have I encountered something like these tyrannical mandates,” they told The Iowa Standard. “The mandate at Floyd Valley Hospital goes into effect at the end of October.”
Employees must file their exemption paperwork by the end of this month. The vaccine process must be completed by December.
The memo sent out regarding the mandate doesn’t clearly indicate what the consequences will be for those who do not meet the deadlines.
“I am unaware of what will happen if medical or religious exemptions are denied,” they said. “As far as I know, I have not been sick with COVID for the entirety of the pandemic, and have been face-to-face with many COVID patients daily since this all began. I know I have been directly exposed and told to watch symptoms on four occasions. I have stayed healthy and have not missed a day due to illness. I wear the PPE that we are required to wear while with COVID and non-COVID patients.”
This employee told us they are not “anti-vaccine,” but they are anti-COVID vaccine and anti-mandate.
“I should have the right to choose whether or not to get a new vaccine,” they said. “I have questions regarding these vaccines that do not get answered with mainstream media, CDC — even doctors seem to push off answers.
They’d like to know how their family will be taken care of and by who if a reaction comes from the vaccine.
“How are the VAERS reports being ignored,” they asked. “There are real people having major issues. It may not be me, but what if. How can 100 percent safety be guaranteed?”
There is also the issue of the vaccine not preventing anyone from getting COVID and infecting others.
“Each injection is linked to depleting your own natural immunity by 15 percent and again 30 percent for each injection. And, of course, the patients young and healthy who are having heart attacks and strokes. Cancer remissions getting flared back up. Vaccinated patients dying. The mRNA vaccines are not made the same way as the polio vaccine, the flu vaccine, the MMR vaccine. They are different. People telling me that we got the polio vaccine and we don’t have polio anymore — no kidding, because that vaccine worked and it took years to complete, try and test. I don’t want to be a test.
“I am a pretty healthy individual. I would rather take my 99.97 percent survival chance rather than a roulette chance on a vaccine that does not stay where it is supposed to. One that crosses into the ovaries or across the blood-brain barrier. One that kills babies in order to make the vaccine.”
Ultimately the employee said they may change their mind down the road after more testing and trials.
“But I have the right to decide what goes into my body,” they said.